Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sip and See

Our dear friends and neighbors recently welcomed a baby girl into their family.  It has been so fun to watch them adjust to life with little Miss Charlotte and even more fun to see how much they love and enjoy their new baby girl.  She is precious and they are understandably smitten.

This weekend we hosted a sip and see to celebrate Charlotte's arrival.  It was such a joyful occasion and we were so happy we could provide a place for friends to gather and celebrate this beautiful baby girl.  Here are a few pictures from the day . . .

I found the template for the invitations on Etsy and worked with
Jayme Marie to customize everything.  She did a great job, don't you think?

We served a light, cocktail-style buffet which included: our favorite ham sliders, herbed goat cheese and cucumber sandwiches, strawberries with lime curd, caprese bites, and smoked salmon dip.  For dessert?  Mini carrot cake cupcakes from Kate's Frosting of course.  Here are a few shots of the table before guests arrived.

Isn't the tiered tray fun?  Our friend Deb let us borrow it for the day.  
I loved having something that added height to the table.

Yum!  K loves these ham sliders so much he actually broke his 
Paleo man diet for the day (well maybe the weekend) to enjoy a few. 

And, since it was a sip and see, we also took some time to plan a fun drink menu.  We had homemade raspberry almond ice tea and Kir Royales to quench everyone's thirst.  Here's the "bar" set up.

K and I are so fortunate to have so many generous friends.  The drink tub was borrowed from our friend 
Ann at church and K's parents supplied the fun pink linens and all of the silver goblets and champagne flutes.  
I just love the elegant touch Kathryn's silver and crystal added to Charlotte's party.

Last, but not least, we sent everyone home with a little dessert for the road.

I made these colorful pineapple shaped sugar cookies to coordinate with 
the invitations and to symbolize Charlotte's "welcome." 

We had so much fun celebrating the Watson family and cannot wait to watch Miss Charlotte grow!

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